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Cloud Web Hosting Definition

Actually, the real cloud hosting platform serves distinct web hosting services such as disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, and so on, on independent packs of leading edge servers. Each separate service set forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one server, sharing out the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will form the so-called cloud hosting platform.

The gigantic cloud web hosting fraud. Quite popular today.

There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud hosting now. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but in reality it is very complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no regulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervising institution. That is why the hosting corporations speculate and lie blatantly (very bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud hosting they in reality can deliver.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting distributors

If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, numerous web hosting servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting firm to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that inventing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a predicament, plenty of money has to be invested too. Stacks of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous defect.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source CP devices (running with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you have to invent one. In-house. In the second place, you have to invent the web hosting CP too.

One server-based hosting Control Panels

Famous website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to run on a single server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.

The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to make an in-house built website hosting CP that will work flawlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Appropriate examples of in-house invented cloud web hosting solutions with in-house devised website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Name Is On, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices

The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!